Being skinny is not just about looking good.  But about truly being healthy.  About having the life you want, with the energy you need to create your dreams.  I completely agree with loving the body you are in; however, you also need to consider the health implications that being overweight is doing to your body and your longevity.

State of Obesity website states in their fast facts, https://stateofobesity.org/fastfacts/, that five states have an adult obesity rate of 35% or higher.  This is a trend that individuals should look at and consider it on an individual level.  When you view it on such a large scale it doesn’t really hit home.  As if this isn’t about me, they are talking about someone else.  I challenge you to take an inventory of your life and your health.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Am I at a healthy weight?
  • What is my BMI?
  • What is my eating protocol like?
  • How long have I been putting this off?
  • Do I have family members that care about me and would support me?

Only you know what your true health picture looks like.  If you have been putting this off more than a year, ask yourself when is the time to truly make change?  Time is something we never get back.  I put off making a permanent change for 23 years.  That is a lot of time wasted.  I could have accomplished so much more if I would have only acted 23 years ago.  I, however, do not beat myself up over this.  I am taking this information and helping as many people as I can with the information and experience I have.

Now take a moment and fast forward a year from now, five years from now, where do you truly want to be when it comes to your health.  Below is a snippet of consequences of obesity and health consequences.   I don not know where this compliation came from other than off of Facebook.  If you want to research the accuaracy of the list I encouarge you to do so.

Consequences of Obesity

Health Consequences

People who are obese, compared to those with a normal or health weight, are at increased risk for many serious diseases and health conditions, including the following

  • All causes of death (mortality)
  • High blood pressure (Hypertension)
  • High LDL cholesterol, low HDL cholesterol, or high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia)
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Osteoarthritis (a breakdown of cartilage and bone with in a joint)
  • Sleep apnea and breathing problems
  • Some cancers (endometrial, breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver)
  • Low quality of life
  • Mental illness such as clinical depression, anxiety and other mental disorders
  • Body pain and difficulty with physical functioning

I invite you to act today and schedule a complimentary health coaching session, click the link https://calendly.com/livepositivelc/30min.  This is a 30-minute conversation to see what challenges you face, what your current mindset is and to make some shifts to get you started on a new path today.

Life Positive My Friends!!

 

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